Issue 25 of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine with Hannah Yata‘s incredible psychedelic painting on the cover is out now! Contact one of our Stockists or Shop Online, but don’t miss our special 6th Anniversary issue.
Inside issue 25 we look into painter Hannah Yata’s deeply considered attitude to nature and feminine forces, and explore Spanish artist DULK’s unique tributes to the natural world.
In our in-depth interview with American painter Michael Carson, he reveals that the strong female subjects in his work reflect his feminist attitudes, and are inspired by the strong women in his life. We also explore Mariana Mezic‘s energetic paintings which she creates in the face of self doubt.
In our Collectors Profile, we learn why Steven Bennett and Dr Elaine Schmidt have decided to focus the Bennett Collection on female figurative painters. By placing a much needed spotlight on the work of living female artists the Bennetts are helping to counteract the gender discrimination that is still prevalent in the art world.
Matt Dangler shares how he has found a safe and liberating place of expression for both joy and pain within his practice. While sculptor Johnson Tsang explains how his lucid dream life enables him to travel to universes yet undiscovered, before returning to our own plane of existence to bring these visions to life.
This issue also includes an exclusive interview with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Curator, Danijela Krha Purssey and Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art‘s Director, Yasha Young, in which they discuss the critical environmental focus of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s debut Museum exhibition, ‘Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia’. You can read the full length uncut interview here.
‘Gaia Reborn’ will bring together over 50 of the world’s best contemporary figurative artists which will individually and collectively bring to life an incredibly important theme – the conservation of our planet!
In our exclusive in-depth interview with Gerald Brom, he tells of his inspirations found in legends, folk tales, and the myths he encountered on his treks in countries near and far, and we feature Natalie Shau’s evocative digital art in stunning full page reproductions in issue 25’s Lookbook.
Seven artists, Adeyemi Adegbesan, Natalie Foss, Martin Stranka, Chieko Ito, Marina Mika, and Beth Mitchell, working across styles and mediums respond to the same quick questions:
- How did you find and develop your personal aesthetic?
- How has social media changed your practice? Do you include less nudity in your work now to fit their censorship standards?
- What obstacle have you encountered as an artist, and how did you overcome them?
- How do you market yourself and your art to gain recognition from galleries and collectors?
While our Editor-in-Chief Danijela Krha Purssey acknowledges the overwhelming good we could do for the natural world if we all work together in her ‘Letter from the Editor’, and the Director of Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art, Yasha Young shares what artwork she would like to add to her personal collection.
Plus we discover some of our favourite wearable art brands, and so much more inside Issue 25 // June 2019, which showcases some of the best and most inspiring emerging and mid-career artists of our time.
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